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01/28/2015 - Announcement - WSDOT Releases Beta Version of its new software BridgeLink

On the 15th anniversary of the first public Beta release of PGSuper, the WSDOT Bridge and Structures Office is pleased to announce the first public beta release of BridgeLink. BridgeLink is an extensible application framework for bridge engineering software. BridgeLink allows for a wide variety of bridge engineering applications to be linked together in a consistent and cohesive environment. This first version of BridgeLink features beta versions of PGSuper 3.0, BEToolbox 3.0, and the multi-stage, post-tensioned precast-prestressed splice girder design program: PGSplice 3.0.

10/13/2014 - Announcing PGSuper Professional Version 1.3.1 and PGSuper 2.8.2

BridgeSight and our PGSuper partners; WSDOT, TxDOT and KDOT are excited to announce that PGSuper Professional 1.3.1 and PGSuper 2.8.2 have just been released. 2.8.2 is a maintenance release of PGSuper 2.8 that resolves mostly minor issues with the software. PGSuper Professional has been updated to be compatible with this release. More details about the release can be found in the attached document.

As always, please remember to uninstall the current version of PGSuper or PGSuper Pro before installing the new version.

06/03/2014 - Come See Us at the International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

June 9-11, 2014 - International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!

BridgeSight Inc. has teamed with Viathor to crate exciting new capabilities for structural data interoperability. Visit us at booth (#412) on the IBC conference floor. We will be unveiling the next version of PGSuper Professional and demonstrating its connection with Viathor VBent!

Please stop by and see firsthand the advanced features of the most comprehensive precast-prestressed girder design, analysis, and load rating software available. I hope to see you there!

03/04/2014 New Tutorial - Computing Bearing Seat Elevations

PGSuper Users,
We just posted a new tutorial showing how to compute bearing seat elevations in PGSuper and PGSuper Pro. This can be a real time-saver and a great way to double-check results from your bridge geometry or CAD package.

The tutorial can be found at http://www.pgsuper.com/TrainingHome

Best regards,

Richard Pickings, P.E.
President, BridgeSight Inc.

02/04/2014 - Announcing the Release of PGSuper Professional 1.3 and PGSuper 2.8

BridgeSight introduces PGSuper Professional Version 1.3 in concert with the Washington and Texas Departments of Transportation release of PGSuper Version 2.8. These versions have many useful and exciting new features and enhancements including computation of bearing seat elevations. Here are some highlights:

01/09/2014 - Warning for PGSuper Users Upgrading to Windows 8.1

Note: This only applies to PGSuper users who are considering upgrading their Windows Vista/7/8 computers to Windows 8.1.

There is a bug in the PGSuper 2.7.4 installer that will make it so you cannot uninstall or upgrade PGSuper after you have upgraded to Windows 8.1. To get around this problem

1) Uninstall PGSuper before upgrading to Windows 8.1
2) Install the Windows 8.1 update
2) Download the latest version of PGSuper and install it.

We apologize the the inconvenience.

11/17/2013 - BridgeSight Offers Per-Incident PGSuper Support Plan

November 18, 2013
BridgeSight's new Per Incident Support Plan provides cost-effective, as-needed support for non-PGSuper Professional users at a fraction of the cost of PGSuper Professional. Target response times for per-incident support is four business hours or less. In contrast, response to questions posted to the PGSuper.com support forums can take up to several days.

Per-incident support allows customers to obtain fast-turnaround technical support over the phone and email. Go to http://bridgesight.com/Support for pricing and more information.

09/12/2013 - New Tutorial, and Come See Us at PCI!

New PGSuper Tutorial
Just posted a new tutorial showing some of the productivity features in PGSuper Professional, and how to convert a harped strand design into an all-straight strand design. The tutorial can be found at http://www.pgsuper.com/content/productivity-features-pgsuper-professional

September 20-24, 2013 - Grapevine, Texas

08/27/2013 - Come and meet the PGSuper developers at the Western Bridge Engineers Conference

September 3–6, 2013, Bellevue, Washington

BridgeSight will have a booth (#105) on the conference floor to show the latest version of PGSuper. We invite you to come see this to see the latest features and to learn more about PGSuper. We’ll also be offering special discounts on PGSuper Professional. I hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Richard Pickings
President, BridgeSight Inc.

08/06/2013 - PGSuper 2.7.3 Released

The Bridge Offices of the Washington, Texas, and Kansas Departments of
Transportation are pleased to release PGSuper Version 2.7.3.

You may download the latest version of PGSuper from
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/eesc/bridge/software

This is a maintenance update that includes the following changes:

  • Updated for AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 6th Edition, 2013
    interim provisions
  • Updated for the AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation, 2nd Edition, 2011
    and 2013 interim provisions